A cryptozoological kids book that not only introduces the scientific method but also emphasizes the importance of imagination and play.
A book full of advice about how not to make a flop’s life hard! What is a flop? A flop is malleable, can’t make a telephone call on its own, can’t wear a collar, and many other things besides. There are also hundreds of different sorts of flops. In a humorous, pseudo-scientific guide, Delphine Durand creates a world teeming with flops, describing their characteristics and lifestyles with great humor and precision.
"Much of the fun here is in the wordplay, and Durand and Klinger plainly had a ball converting Durand’s original French text (2015) into English. . . . Fans of counterfactual flights will flip for this flamboyant fancy."
Graduate of the ‘Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg’ in 1995, she is a French children’s books illustrator (and sometimes author).
She has published about forty books (Nathan, Actes Sud, Rouergue, Helium, Milan, etc) in France, and in the US and UK (Random House, Penguin Books, Walker books, Candlewick)…
Her books published in the US, as illustrator, include “The Snoops”, “Scritch Scratch”(author: Miriam Moss), “Beetle Boy” , “Peter Claus &amp;amp; the naughty list” (author: Lawrence David), “The house that Jill built” (author: Phyllis Root), etc… and have been translated in many countries.
Some of her books published in France as author-illustrator have been translated into English: “My House” (WingedChariot-UK), “Bob &amp;amp; Co” (Tate publishing-UK), “The Flops” (Enchanted Lion Books-US). As an illustrator, her book “Big Rabbit’s bad mood” (author: Ramona Badescu) was translated in the US by Chronicle Books.
She works for the press and advertising as well, and is the illustrator of the series “Mlle Zazie” (Edition Nathan) which has been adapted into an animated TV series (78 episodes). She is also the designer of the soft toys range “Les Schmouks” edited by Moulin Roty.
She lives in Marseille.
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